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Old 10-10-2012, 02:48 AM   #11
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My first gun was a polymer M&P9 Full Size, then a compact 9. Then I bought a 3" 1911. Later I bought a Kahr MK40. Then I decided to buy an LCP 380. What do I usually carry . . . either the 3"1911, the MK40 or my new 4" Steel 1911. I'm looking to pickup an M&P Shield in 40S&W, then I might finally pack a polymer. I have to agree with some others who said the steel might weigh more, but I can have a smaller package with more power, and experience less felt recoil with my steel guns. My Kahr MK40 may be the most accurate weapon I own or that I have shot. In addition, outside of an LCP size gun, you would be hard pressed to find something as powerful that small. There might be a couple out there, but the ones I've seen cost more and I am not sure if there is anything larger than a 9mm Rohrbaugh $1000!, just slightly smaller than the MK40, but cost at least $200 to $350 more depending on the sights.The Solo & LC9 are only 9mm of course, the Solo is finicky and the LC9 no where near as accurate nor as comfortable in my opinion and it's still larger than the MK40. Sure they're lighter, but not a whole lot. I like cold hard steel, liking revolvers more all the time too out of steel, not Scandium.

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i like combat tupperware my self
light weight and sweety pockets cant rust plastic

keltec p32 32acp
kelteck p11 9mm luger
It's all about alloy, sorry but plastic is for female pleasure toys not handguns.

Cz p01 ftw
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i like combat tupperware my self
light weight and sweety pockets cant rust plastic

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I mention i had one in my truck- Its a P-11
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the triggers suck even by double action only standards. i strongly suggest handling one in person first. SA does have 7 round mags for em now tho
Is that just the XD-S? I have an XD 45 Tactical and I like the trigger on it.
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I have an XD 45 Tactical and I like the trigger on it.
How does it compare with the 1911 trigger. I thought the XDxx's were ok, but not good or great. I am not sure that I would like an Alloy XD or an Alloy Glock. Turns out, at least to me, there is more to this than poly-alloy.

ha..A three inch .45 in 1911 alloy frame ! I don't even remove it when I weigh in at the Doctor's office. It's not enough to make a difference.
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i've seen far too many alloy framed 45's come into the shop cracked for this reason i would go with polymer . it's a shame too because for less than 5 bucks these could of been saved with a shok buffer.

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How does it compare with the 1911 trigger. I thought the XDxx's were ok, but not good or great. I am not sure that I would like an Alloy XD or an Alloy Glock. Turns out, at least to me, there is more to this than poly-alloy.

ha..A three inch .45 in 1911 alloy frame ! I don't even remove it when I weigh in at the Doctor's office. It's not enough to make a difference.
I like a 1911 trigger better, depending on what brand it is. The XD trigger has a tiny bit of squish to it but the reset is nice and short. I love my XD though.
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I love my XD though.
My brother in law brings his XD .45 ACP over for a backyard shoot.
I will admit that I would consider an XD 'the other .45'

He has an XDs on order, hope he shows up with it soon so I can try it.

My hands aren't big enough for them big ole double stacks.

But to the original poster: looks like it is 100% one way or the other.
I think you are good to go with either.
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i've seen far too many alloy framed 45's come into the shop cracked......these could of been saved with a shok buffer.
I noticed an article that says to use these for practice and remove when cleaning before carry.

I carry all the time and seldom clean mine.
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Is that just the XD-S? I have an XD 45 Tactical and I like the trigger on it.
Yes. Its like the xds is a totally different gun and just loosely resembles the xd/m

Ive got an xdm and the trigger is pretty good for a combat handgun
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